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Aval Upma in a Bowl
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Aval Upma | Poha Upma | Beaten Rice Upma

Aval is one of the easiest and quickest ingredients from the pantry to work with. Upma is always considered a quick fix dinner in my house. When in hurry or when there is no time for any kind of prep work, upma is the easiest solution.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch Box Recipes, One Pot Meal, Snacks
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, South Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 116kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • saute pan
  • spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Aval / Poha / Beaten rice I used medium thick aval
  • 1 medium Onion Chopped
  • 2 Green chilies
  • 1 or 2 Red chilies
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Channa dal / Kadalai paruppu
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • few Cashew nuts or peanuts Optional
  • few Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice To taste
  • as needed Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • to garnish Cilantro optional

Instructions

  • Wash the aval well and drain the water. Let it sit for 10 minutes to soak up and dry. By now you will see that the aval has become soft. If it still has a crunch in it, sprinkle little more water and let it sit for 10 more minutes. The aval should be soft, but still retain its shape. The thicker the aval is the more water it will soak and the more time it will take to become soft
  • In a pan, heat the oil and then add the mustard seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add the channa dal, cashew nut/peanut, red chilies, green chilies and curry leaves.
  • Fry for a minute and then add the chopped onions. Once the onions become soft, add the salt and turmeric powder and fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Fry for a minute and then add the chopped onions. Once the onions become soft, add the salt and turmeric powder and fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and cilantro and mix once more. Serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 643IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg